Students welcome Pat Nevin back to campus

26 February 2015

Students welcome Pat Nevin back to campus

Pat Nevin returned to GCU

GCU students and staff welcomed former footballer and alumnus Pat Nevin back to the campus as he retraced his career footsteps for BBC’s The One Show.

Pat studied for a degree in commerce at one of GCU’s founding institutions, Glasgow College of Technology, from 1981 before leaving to pursue a career in football. He enjoyed a 19-year playing career, turning out for a number of clubs including Clyde FC, Chelsea, Everton and Motherwell. He also won 28 caps for Scotland.

His career-long fight against racism and sectarianism in football started during his student days when he was actively involved in the anti-apartheid campaign. During his visit, Pat met GCU archivist Carole McCallum and examined the Anti-Apartheid Movement Scottish Committee Records, which are held at the University.

He toured the Hamish Wood building and met up with friends from his student days in the refectory. Then it was time to record a jingle for Radio Caley, face the interviewing skills of GCU’s multimedia post grads and reunite with one of his former lecturers, Professor Hugh McLachlan. There was even time for a short kick-about on campus.

Pat rounded off his visit by delivering an address to students and staff in the Students Association building, which focused on his anti-racism and anti-sectarianism work.

His return to GCU will be shown on an upcoming episode of The One Show.

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